The Time Has Come!

Discussions of life and such from lifelong friends. And such.

Episode 020: Star Wars, Nothing But Staaaar Wars

Hot on the heels of Disney announcing the purchase of the STAR WARS franchise from wicked and chinless George Lucas, Josh and Keith sit down to talk about something from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

Their STAR WARS memories and thoughts; what it was to live through STAR WARS as it came out, as kids, and growing up with it as a presence in their life.

Learn how little-boy Keith cried like a baby at the first aired commercial and his lunatic grandmother’s attempts to soothe him! Josh meets Mark Hamill at a Dukakis Rally in the 80s!

This episode is something revolutionary, never before seen or heard on the internet: TWO GUYS WHO KNOW A LOT ABOUT COMIC BOOKS, TALKING ABOUT STAR WARS. Ladies, please attempt to restrain your urges to throw your panties, Tom-Jones-style, at your speakers or iPod.

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Episode 019: Sock It To Me With Some Probing Questions

Philip K. Dick once said, “It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”

If he was right, then we have met some people who had very appropriate responses to reality. In this episode, Josh and Keith talk about crazy people. Bad crazy and weird crazy and sometimes just crazy-crazy.

The statute of limitations is up, and we open up the book of the past to the chapter on the maddest of mad men we have known: A chemistry teacher who referred to himself as “Jimmy B the Bumblebee” who would assail captive desk-bound students with rambling and manic rants, then eat sticks of chalk for the wicked amusement of the class.

Learn about how Keith got stuck in a group of bona-fide crazies and his (backfired) attempt to do a good deed for a fellow human being in seeming dire need.  All this and more.

As Seal has told us: “We’re never gonna survive unless we go a little crazy.” And as Michael Keaton has told us in Batman, after he stuck a chafing dish down his shirt: “You wanna get nuts? C’MON! LET’S GET NUTS!”

Let’s get nuts indeed. Listen in.

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Episode 018: The Lost Episode, Gone Forever!

There USED to be an episode here, but after some editorial consideration, we decided that in the grand scheme of things, it would be wiser and better to not have it up. It was recorded with a kind of passion and exuberance, but without, perhaps, the most wisdom or forethought.

It was a part 1 of a 2 part episode sequence, with the 2nd part going up the next day for a special “two in one week” kind of week.

So for a few lucky souls and die-hard fans who managed to listen while it was up, congratulations.  You have scored a rare collectible experience that will be make you the talk of the town when we eventually ascend to our thrones of uber-fame, carried upon the shoulders of our cheering fans in Germany to sit among the stars.

Episode 019, which was the part 2, will now go up. And stay up, too.

Episode 017: All You Can Eat

Food, glorious food! Well… maybe not so glorious.

Josh and Keith talk fast food memories and foodstuffs in general: Tales of six-armed Grimace, The Burger King’s trippy pantheon of insane characters, as well as observations on Dr. Oz and GNC.  Keith comes clean about his limited palette and his lifelong struggle with the hated onion.

Also in this episode: Keith’s win (and loss) in the field of competitive eating. It does not end well.  Josh shares a story about geriatric flatulence at the dining table. Bonus: The time we found a dead body. Sorta.

It is an all you can eat buffet of podcasting. Mangia!  

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Episode 016: All the World’s A Stage

Oh, for a muse of fire that would ascend the brightest heavens of invention! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, and monarchs to behold the swelling scene!

Or, failing princes, Josh and Keith. In this episode: Josh and Keith meet and introduce you, Podcastovia, to Connecticuts newest and most powerful culinary hero: Ayash-Man, the history and indignity of Keith’s time on the stage in plays and out in the world, making stuff up for money. Josh and Keith join an improv comedy group in the 90s and experience a Ziggy Stardust like rise and fall and Keith’s tale of a skin-tight Elvis suit that left nothing to the imagination, all for the wicked amusement of real-life mobsters.

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Episode 015: Lost in the Early 90s

Lots of stuff going on: Keith’s preparation for entrance into Pandaria, a shadowy encounter with Naugatuck Sid and then a really open and honest talk about our shared history and finding our way– and more importantly, losing our way– into young adulthood. All with the backdrop of the early 90s, which is a character in the discussion as well.

This is a “very special episode” (Blossom style!) and while we could have broken it up into two parts, we felt it would be best to simply present it in its entirety.  There’s love and loss and pathos and depression, poor decisions and lost wanderings.  And also redemption and goodness after it is all said and done. And, as it always should be for any good story: ninja suits.

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